Past Events

  • 2020 Feb 13

    Data Slippery Slopes

    2:00pm to 3:00pm


    Countway Library Minot Room 505

    Winter 2020 Research Data Management Seminar Series

    Neglecting to develop and implement a detailed naming convention for your data files. Down the slope.
    Failing to sync and back up your data in three separate locations. Data slip up.
    Saving your data to a proprietary file format that is on the verge of insolvency. Data danger zone.
    Facing the shame of having your publication retracted due to data irregularities. The steepest of slopes.

    Data management is not easy, as is evidenced by these true...

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  • 2020 Jan 21

    Harvard DataFest 2020

    (All day)


    Harvard University CGIS South Building 1730 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02138

    A Data Science Bootcamp for better research

    DataFest is a two-day workshop held during J-term and developed by data practitioners and researchers from across the university. Hosted by the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS), the purpose of the workshop is for participants to develop skills in working with data. It is structured around the data lifecycle, includes lectures and hands-on sessions focused on data concepts, project planning and data science workflows, processing and analysis, and finally...

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  • 2020 Jan 15

    Managing Research Data Efficiently

    1:00pm to 2:00pm


    Countway Library Classroom 403

    Winter 2020 Research Data Management Seminar Series

    It's a new decade! What better new year's resolution than to manage your data better! Research Data Management (RDM) is essential for responsible research and planning should begin early. Your well-organized and documented data will meet funding agency requirements, be preserved, discoverable and reproducible. Learn what RDM is, how it applies to your research, and who to contact for assistance.


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  • 2019 Dec 18

    Data Policy Compliance

    1:00pm to 2:00pm


    Modell 100A Fred S. Rosen Lecture Hall

    Fall 2019 Research Data Management Seminar Series


    Policies are one way funders, publishers and institutions are encouraging and requiring data sharing. Many agencies require research data produced as part of a funded project to be made publicly available, and many have instituted requirements for data sharing and formal data management plans. In this session we will define the concept of policy as it relates to research data management, and provide an...

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  • 2019 Nov 22

    Best Practices for Keeping a Lab Notebook

    1:00pm to 2:00pm


    Countway Library, 403 Classroom

    Fall 2019 Research Data Management Seminar Series


    Whether you’re working at the bench, in the field, or in theory, you need to keep track of what you do so that you—and others—can refer back to it whenever necessary.  Laboratory notebooks are a critical tool for data management in scientific research. A lab notebook is a complete record of procedures (the actions you take), the reagents you use (your materials), the observations you make (these are the...

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  • 2019 Nov 15

    Everything you need to know to make your data analysis reproducible

    1:00pm to 4:00pm


    HSPH Kresge G2

    Harvard Chan Bioinformatics Core’s Monthly Short Workshop Series: Setting up for success


    Recent reports in both the general and scientific media show there is increasing concern within the biomedical research community about the lack of reproducibility of key research findings. Have you ever wondered how you could increase the reproducibility of your own work? This session will provide some initial steps to take towards improving the planning, organization, and documentation of your research. Adopting a workflow that makes...

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  • 2019 Nov 04

    Boston Area Data Librarian Meet-Up

    (All day)


    Countway Library

    Boston Area Data Librarian Meet-Up hosted by Countway Library of Medicine.

    This meeting is by invitation only. For questiosn, please contact Julie Goldman.

  • 2019 Oct 21

    Open House: Open Access, DASH, ORCID & more!

    10:30am to 12:30pm


    Cabot Library, Discovery Bar

    This event is part of Open Access Week 2019 co-sponsored by Harvard Library, Office for Scholarly Communication, and IQSS, Dataverse

    Interested in learning more about open access? Want to promote your dissertation or student research project? Looking for open data sources? Wondering how open science will affect you?

    Stop by Cabot Library Discovery Bar any time between 10:20am - 12:30pm to learn more about these topics, and have your questions answered! 

    Experts from Harvard Library, Office of Scholarly Communication and Harvard Dataverse...

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